Highfield School Enrolment Zone

Home Zone

 

All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

 

Starting from the intersection of Pukatea Street and Konini Street the home zone follows:

  • North on Konini Street until Wai-iti Road (391 and 388 Wai-iti Road included in zone)

  • East on Wai-iti Road until Mountain View Road

  • North on Mountain View Road until Benmore Street

  • East on Benmore Street until Morgans Road (including Monowai Place, Roxburgh Street, Aviemore Street and Waitaki Street)

  • North on Morgans Road until Pages Road (including Dunvegan Close, Windsor Street, Lincoln Street, Edinburgh Street, Cardiff Street)

  • East on Pages Road until Glamis Street (including Alpine Close and Lochern Rise)

  • South on Glamis Street until Lindsay Street

  • East on Lindsay Street until Balmoral Street (43 and 48 Lindsay Street included in the zone)

  • From the intersection of Lindsay and Balmoral Street around the Western side of Highfield Golf Course until 131 Douglas Street

  • West on Douglas Street until Lindus Street

  • South on Lindus Street until Orbell Street

  • East on Orbell Street until Kitchener Square

  • East around Kitchener Square until Craighead Street

  • South along Craighead Street until Wrights Avenue

  • East on Wrights Avenue until Sealy Street

  • South on Sealy Street until Wai-iti Road

  • West on Wai-iti Road until Kiwi Drive

  • South on Kiwi Drive until Otipua Road

  • South East on Otipua Road until 237 and 252 Otipua Road

  • From 252 Otipua Road travels along the Southern Boundary of 252 and 252A Otipua Road and jumps to the Otipua Creek North Branch.

  • West along the Otipua Creek North Branch until the Creek comes to the end of Konini Street (31 Konini Street)

 

Out-of-zone Enrolments

 

Each year the board will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.  The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.  The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

 

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

 

  • First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programmes run by the school and approved by the secretary for Education.  This priority category  is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

 

  • Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

 

  • Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

 

  • Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

 

  • Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

 

  • Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.

 

If there are more out-of-zone applicants than places (outside the special programme), applicants not securing a place will enter the selection process for places at the school on the same basis as other out-of-zone students (unless the parents advise they do not which to apply for places outside the special programme).  Allocation of available spaces in a special programme must be done separately from allocation of other available places.

 

If there are more applicants in priority groups (b)-(f) than there are places available, places must be allocated in priority order until a category is reached where the number of spaces available in that category is insufficient to accommodate the number of eligible students.  Selection within that priority group must be by ballot conducted in accordance with instruction issued by the Secretary under the Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.  Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Variation to Zone - Special Programmes

 

Highfield School, Timaru operates Te Whare Maru, a special programme for up to 14 learners verified for the On-going Resourcing Scheme. This is the only specialised facility for ORS funded students in South Canterbury.

 

The students experience individualised programmes within a mainstream school, supported through the specialist space. There are many opportunities for learners to be included in the school, playground and in mainstream classes. All learners have student buddies, attend many school events and are valued members of the Highfield School community.

 

To be eligible for enrolment into Te Whare Maru a student must be verified for ORS.

 

Each year the Board will identify the number of spaces available in the programme for the following year.  If there are places available, the Board will publish this information by way of a notice in a daily or community newspaper and on the school website.  The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which applications must be received.

 

If there are more applicants than places, the Board will offer places by way of a ballot. If there are more applicants in a priority group than there are places available, places must be allocated in priority order until a category is reached where the number of spaces available in that category is insufficient to accommodate the number of eligible students. Selection within that priority group must be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G (1) of the Education Act 1989.

Places will be allocated to students in the following order:

  • Those who live within the home zone, or are already enrolled at the school

  • Those who have previously attended a special school or specialised programme

  • Siblings of current students

  • all other applicants

Where there are more applicants than spaces, the ballot will be used to establish a waiting list for vacancies that may arise during the year.

Applicants who live out-of-zone and do not secure a place in the special programme will enter the selection process for places at the school on the same basis as other out-of-zone students (unless the parents advise they do not wish to apply for places outside of the special programme).

Please note that enrolment into the special programme from outside the school zone does not entitle the student to Special Education School Transport Assistance if this is not the closest school to the regular place of residence.

 

p: 03 686 1419

f: 03 686 2843

Absence Line: 03 686 2763

School Bank Account No: 03-0855-0334487-00

Rimu St, Highfield, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

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